First Look: Autumn 2018 Trends

First Look: Autumn 2018 Trends

September… The children are back at school, nights are drawing in earlier and the temperature is dropping already. Winter is on its way and as the seasons change from warm summery days to colder autumn days, it’s important that we stop and review how design is changing with these seasons.

Whilst in previous posts I have mentioned trends being expensive to follow every season, there are many design cues we can take from them. It is important to note here that trends are a good thing! But by following them religiously they can be costly, especially in interior design. Which is why I prefer to pick out key statement pieces or colours to use with staple, longer term ones.

So what can we take from this Autumn?

In today’s post I delve into the emerging trends for this Autumn going into Winter… Without further ado, let’s get started!

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Brown is the new Black

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If you follow me on social media you may be aware of my new favourite phrase, “Brown is the new Black”. And following the announcement of Dulux’s Colour of the Year for 2019 for being “Spiced Honey” last week, this statement has never been more accurate.

It’s OUT with the monochrome tones of – quite honestly – boring and flat grey, blacks and whites. And it’s IN with the new warm, welcoming and soft neutral tones of brown, beige and cream. (And no, this most definitely does not include magnolia!)

Browns and beiges are such versatile neutral colours for the home. They are natural hues which can be paired with almost any bold statement colour, in matter which room it’s intended for.

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The Ultimate “Go-To” Autumnal Colour Palette

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Following my bold statements above with regards to Brown, this is the starting point for my foundation autumnal colour palette. A timeless autumnal colour palette is warm, rich and takes cues from heritage influences.

The base for this colour palette consists of brown and beige to start with. As previously mentioned, these neutral tones can be paired with almost any bold statement colour. This year, it’s all about deep purple / aubergine tones and emerald green.

Here are some examples of this year’s Autumnal Colour Palettes…

 

Leopard Print

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I don’t mind being open in saying that before being heavily involved in the design industry, for me leopard print was always associated with Kat Slatter from Eastenders (insert covered monkey face emoji here). But the importance of incorporating pattern into interiors has never been so important and prominent to create a space with real texture and interest.

With this particular animal pint being Roberto Cavalli’s firm favourite, the extravagance of this jungle print has been present in the fashion world for many years. Even Calvin Klein and Victoria Beckham have been seen to splash it across the catwalk. Only more recently has this big-cat print been seen more and more in the interiors world.

This print is the perfect autumnal addition to your soft furnishings. With it’s warm and neutral tones it is very straightforward to add a few key pieces to start with which can then be added to in the future.

As the cold nights draw in, consider adding a leopard print faux throw to your sofa or bed for extra warmth. For the ultimate look of luxury – pair soft leopard print accessories with leather trays, coasters or table matts.

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I hope you have enjoyed reading about the Autumn interior design trends for this year… How are you keeping up with the changing seasons? We would love to hear your thoughts on this year’s autumnal interior design trends in the comments below!

Take care,

Jessica xo

 

References:

Introduction, Dulux – https://www.dulux.co.uk/en/colour-year-2019-dulux

Brown is the New Black, Asian Interior Design- http://www.asianinteriordesign.net/news/fall-winter-trends-2018-enlight-home-decor/?utm_source=asianinteriordesign&utm_medium=artigo&utm_term=jrey&utm_campaign=pinterest

Leopard Print, H&M Home – http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/home.html

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12 Comments

  1. September 16, 2018 / 7:07 PM

    Great post! I’m a big lover of animal print in small doses. I also love deep purples 😉 my dave colour as you can probably tell

    • JessicaElizabeth
      Author
      September 16, 2018 / 9:46 PM

      Thank you so much!! Absolutely – small animal printed pieces work really well in almost any interior. Aubergine is my favourite right now!!
      Thanks again for commenting Natalie

  2. September 16, 2018 / 7:07 PM

    Loving the brown aesthetic, not completely sold on the leopard print though! Great post!

    • JessicaElizabeth
      Author
      September 16, 2018 / 9:47 PM

      Thank you! Small animal printed pieces can work really well, but has to be of high quality 👌🏼
      So pleased you enjoyed the post!

  3. September 17, 2018 / 11:44 AM

    Very interesting! I wasn’t even aware of some of these trends but always good to know!

    • JessicaElizabeth
      Author
      September 17, 2018 / 9:02 PM

      Thank you for your lovely words! Glad it was a good insight for you, take care.

  4. September 17, 2018 / 11:53 AM

    This really excites me. I love theses warm earthy colour palettes and green is a big favourite of mine for interiors. I’m quite glad that the scandi minimal greys and monochromes are taking a back seat for the moment and I’m now wondering if I can successfully incorporate some spiced honey into my living room. I don’t think I’ll go as far as leopard print though, I have to draw the line there I’m afraid!

    • JessicaElizabeth
      Author
      September 17, 2018 / 9:21 PM

      Earthy tones are my absolute favourite right now! And so fitting for this year… Yes me too!! So pleased to see the back of all the grey and start adding some life into interiors again. Haha, the leopard print isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but I’m loving small key pieces like feature cushions!

  5. Nicola Capper
    September 18, 2018 / 10:17 PM

    Loving all the warm earthy tones this season, especially the greens. May need to rethink my current grey!

    • JessicaElizabeth
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 10:35 PM

      Thank you for reading! Yes, the earthy tonal colour palette is definitely something to consider moving forward… It can be paired with almost any statement colour if it’s done right!

  6. September 19, 2018 / 10:45 AM

    I love the plum colours – not overly keen on browns but loving the leopard print!

    • JessicaElizabeth
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 10:33 PM

      Thank you for reading! As with all trends, taking what you personally like from them is key – especially when they change so often! Plum and leopard print would make a stunning combination …

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